Gorgeous Cross-Stitch: More Than 60 Enchanting Projects to Decorate Every Room
For centuries, people have been creating exquisite designs with the most basic of figures, the X. From curtains and wall hangings to layettes and trousseaus, cross stitch can be used in many varied ways, but it's always imbued with the special value derived from the careful work of one's hands. Explore cross stitch's versatility and make heirlooms, with 60 projects ranging from a child's scarf with a bear design and a nautical book cover to traditional alphabet samplers and delicate flower and garden scenes. Make a unique mosaic rug, a warm southwestern cactus sampler, a charming Santa egg warmer, a seashore-theme tablecloth and napkins, and much more. With full-color photographs and a reader-friendly overview of cross-stitch basics, you'll be inspired to tap into an age-old needlecraft tradition.
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